Chevy Confirms That One in Five Cruze Models Sold Is a Cruze Hatch
One of the largest changes introduced for the 2017 Chevrolet vehicle lineup was the addition of the Chevrolet Cruze Hatch. For the first time, American motorists could opt for a five-door version of the Chevy Cruze.
Still, questions arose surrounding how popular a hatchback variant of the Cruze would actually be. Well, according to Chevrolet, one out of every five Cruze vehicles sold is a hatchback.
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This information would regularly be hard to come by, as Chevrolet doesn’t distinguish between body styles when reporting sales. Furthermore, General Motors has stopped reporting sales on a monthly basis altogether.
Fortunately, when Chevrolet officially announced a refreshed revision of the Cruze for the 2019 model year, it shared some insight into the popularity of the hatchback version of the vehicle. According to the automaker, roughly 20 percent of all Chevy Cruze models sold during 2017 were hatchbacks.
By the end of 2017, Chevrolet had sold a total of 184,751 Cruze models. If 20 percent of those were hatchbacks, that would mean Chevrolet sold roughly 36,950 Cruze Hatch models during 2017.
As the Chevrolet Cruze is a popular model for rental fleets, it’s not exactly clear how many of those transactions were retail sales. Still, the chances of seeing a Chevy Cruze Hatch out on the street at some point are relatively high.
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Hatchbacks have never really been a popular segment with contemporary drivers. Sedan variants of vehicles tend to sell better.
However, with sedan sales on a massive decline, and hatchbacks providing a lot of the space and utility that drivers crave from crossover and SUVs, this segment of vehicle models could potentially start to catch up with sedans in terms of sales sometime in the near future.
News Source: GM Authority